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Get practical help on the legal ins-and-outs for startups. From corporate structuring, growing your team, all the way to raising venture funding — we can help.


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Frequently asked questions

What is startup law?

Startup law is a sub-section of business law that focuses on new businesses. Startup lawyers are familiar with the lifecycle of a startup as well as the laws that most commonly apply to startups.

Why should I contact a startup lawyer?

Booking an Advice Session with a startup lawyer can set your business up for success in the future. It's a good choice to ensure you receive the legal counsel you need before making big decisions or entering contracts as it can protect you and your business.

Should I incorporate my startup?

Incorporating a new business is the standard practice in Canada but it is not the only option available. Alternative business vehicles like co-ops and non-profits can work well for different business models. Structuring your business correctly will make it easier to receive investment, apply for loans, and mitigate personal risk.

Do I need a founders' agreement?

Founders' agreements take many forms, including shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, and co-operative policies. These are essential documents that are often overlooked by new business owners. They significantly reduce the risk of a disagreement and the damages caused by future conflicts.

How do I know my lawyer is good?

Every lawyer has been interviewed and background checked. They must be licensed and receive consistently positive reviews to remain on the platform.

What if I realize I have a larger legal need after my advice session?

Good lawyers can provide most legal services. The cost of the initial advice session will be deducted from the cost of the larger service.

What if my lawyer can't answer my questions?

If you are unsatisfied with the legal advice you receive from your lawyer, Goodlawyer will give you your money back. Simply email help@goodlawyer.ca to request a refund.

Will I be matched with a lawyer in my city?

You will be able to select the lawyer you want to work with. We partner with lawyers in every major Canadian city, but we can’t guarantee they will be available at all times.